PARRAMATTA has no sports centre focused on indoor sports usually forcing athletes and social sports to travel from the city to play and train.
But if a Police Citizens Youth Club proposal transpires, Parramatta Stadium may soon include a world-class, all-in-one sports centre to fill the void.
Parramatta Auburn Netball Association president Kim Higgins said top netballers were disadvantaged because they had to travel far and wide to find makeshift indoor courts for training.
Parramatta Basketball Association plays at courts in Lidcombe.
Association representative Noel Rowsell said because most players came from Parramatta indoor courts in the CBD were badly needed.
When Parramatta Council rezoned the PCYC's Hassall Street site for mixed-use developments the property value doubled.
PCYC chief executive Chris Gardiner said his organisation wanted to leverage off that asset to build a world-class indoor sports centre in the CBD.
"We know from other projects, for $7 million or $8 million we can build a fairly substantial indoor sports facility," he said.
"You want the city to have somewhere the Sydney Kings can come and play, where the Swifts can play a game, where an international futsal match could be played.
"And we think Parramatta Stadium should have more than football; it should have a whole range of community and sporting facilities."
Should the stadium's trust and the state government not support the PCYC proposal, Mr Gardiner said he would put the Parramatta property on the market to raise capital to build a stand-alone stadium elsewhere, or lead to a partnership with a developer that would build a stadium and mixed commercial-residential property on the site.